Raja has been at St. Mary's since the summer of 2017. He was confirmed in April of 2018. He knew the first time he worshiped at St. Mary's that he was where God wanted him to be. He has served on the Vestry this past year and heads up the "Immaculate Reception" Committee. Raja was born and raised in Ohio and came to Missouri in 2007. He spent his career in the service industry. While working for Wendy's International, he obtained his MBA degree from the University of Akron. He worked for Wendy's for 24 years. Raja's love of St. Mary's liturgy, music, the outreach programs, and especially his fellow parishioners makes him want to be apart of this wonderful team to do God's work in this community. Raja and his cat Ebony now live in the Rectory and he is very excited to serve the parish as its administrator.